Summer Dessert Fun: Frozen Limeade Cake

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Frozen Limeade Cake makes a great summer dessert

I am a huge foodie- I enjoy cooking and baking as much as possible!

Lately, Rory has been getting involved in the cooking and baking!  She loves to help anyway she can with stirring, measuring, and of course sampling.

There are a few problems that arise when baking with Rory.  She loves to eat the batter.

frozen limeade cake

Since I am not comfortable with her eating batter with raw egg products, I have been trying to find things we can make that don’t include eggs at the batter stage.

I found a perfect solution:  Frozen Limeade Cake.  This recipe is so easy to make.  It is a simple graham cracker crust with a creamy limeade topping- perfect for Rory because she can help me stir and sneak some batter.

Baking has become one of our favorite activities.  Rory loves to use a big wooden spoon.  We have fun measuring the ingredients together.  Because she is learning her numbers, we count aloud and clap for each number.  For example, this recipe calls for 12 oz of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping which I cut into six segments.  We counted together: 1, 2, 3, 5, 5, 6 and then a big cheer.  We also chat about the colors, smells and textures of the ingredients.

Frozen Limeade Cake

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

The crust is the only part of the cake you have to bake, and you only bake it for a few minutes!   Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then start crushing graham crackers.  I got Rory involved with the crushing:

  • She held the rolling pin.
  • I put some of the graham crackers in a plastic sealed bag.
  • She happily crushed them.

little girl rolling graham crackers

When all the crackers were crushed to crumbs, I measured out 2 cups and put them into the pie pan.

Rory added the sugar (which she is so careful to pour) and I put in the melted butter.

little girl pouring sugar We mixed it up by hand directly in the pie pan.  Rory enjoying a few tastes, and pressed it into the bottom and sides of the pan.

Bake the crust for about 7 minutes.

When it is done baking, let it cool completely.  We did this by placing it in the fridge while we whipped up our filling.

Frozen Limeade Pie Filling:

  • One 12-ounce container of COOL WHIP
  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, (we used Fat Free, but again, you can use any kind)
  • One 6-fluid-ounce can frozen limeade, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (I have used lime zest before and it works just as well!)

In a large bowl mix together the COOL WHIP and sweetened condensed milk until nice and fluffy.  I used my stand up mixer, but it is very easy to do by hand.  Add the Limeade and lemon zest and fold in.

Be careful not to overmix- stop folding immediately if you feel that it is getting too soupy!

Pour the filling into the pie pan and freeze.

The mixing was Rory’s favorite part, she normally goes straight for the spoon, but  today went straight for the empty COOL WHIP container…

little girl and cool whip The hardest part of this recipe is the waiting.  We made it the night before and let it freeze over night.

Rory was SO excited to see the cake in the morning.  She was touching it and saying “cold, Mama.”

Here are some other great summer desserts from the Quirky Mommas:

Havalyn About Havalyn

Havalyn is a stay at home mama with a beautiful girl with CFD (congenital femoral deficiency). She devotes her days to helping her grow and develop by doing crafts and activities together. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, anything artsy, working out, music, baking, and reading. Hava writes about her life at Rory Jane and Little Right Leg and tweets as @LittleRightLeg.

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  1. This sounds great! Thanks!

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